Global Governance and the UN: An Unfinished Journey

By Thomas G. Weiss; Ramesh Thakur | Go to book overview

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

THOMAS G. WEISS is Presidential Professor of Political Science at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York and Director of the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies, where he is co-director of the United Nations Intellectual History Project. He is President of the International Studies Association (2009-2010) and Chair of the Academic Council on the UN System (2006-2009). He was editor of Global Governance, Research Director of the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignly, Research Professor at Brown University’s Watson Institute for International Studies, Executive Director of the Academic Council on the UN System and of the International Peace Academy, a member of the UN secretariat, and a consultant to several public and private agencies. He has written or edited some 35 books and 150 articles and book chapters about multilateral approaches to international peace and security, humanitarian action, and sustainable development. His latest books include What’s Wrong with the United Nations and How to Fix It and Humanitarian Intervention: Ideas in Action.

RAMESH THAKUR is the inaugural Director of the Balsillie School of International Affairs, Distinguished Fellow of the Centre for International Governance Innovation, and Professor of Political Science at the University of Waterloo, Ontario. Educated in India and Canada, he was formerly Professor of International Relations at the University of Otago in New Zealand, Professor and Head of the Peace Research Centre of the Australian National University, Senior Vice Rector of the United Nations University, and UN Assistant Secretary-General. He was a Commissioner on the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignly, principal writer of UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s second reform report, and advisor to the Australian and New Zealand governments on international peace and security issues. He has written or edited more than 30 books and 300 articles and book chapters and also writes regularly for several major newspapers around the world. His most recent books include War in Our Time: Reflections on Iraq, Terrorism and Weapons of

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Boxes, Tables, and Graphs vii
  • Series Editors’ Foreword ix
  • Foreword xv
  • Acknowledgments xxi
  • Abbreviations xxiii
  • Introduction - The Problématiqueoi Global Governance 1
  • 1 - Tracing the Origins of an Idea and the Un’s Contribution 28
  • Part1 - International Security 53
  • 2 - The Use of Force- War, Collective Security and Peace Operations 55
  • 3 - Arms Control and Disarmament 90
  • 4 - Terrorism 128
  • Part 2 - Development 153
  • 5 - Trade, Aid, and Finance 155
  • 6 - Sustainable Development 199
  • 7 - Saving the Environment- The Ozone Layer and Climate Change 227
  • Part 3 - Human Rights 257
  • 8 - Generations of Rights 259
  • 9 - Protecting against Pandemics 286
  • 10 - The Responsibility to Protect 308
  • Notes 341
  • Index 391
  • About the Authors 417
  • About the United Nations Intellectual History Project 419
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